Lacanche Range Cleaning
This a post I first wrote quite a few years ago. And I remember the job well because the lady had two Lacanche range cookers one in the kitchen and one in the utility and as they were using the ranges to heat up their jams they weren't easy to clean. They also had this amazing large greenhouse in their garden full of chilli bushes.
What was the Lacanche range cleaning problem?
Well I was called back to the property as they told me that the brass knobs hadn't been cleaned properly. Back then I didn't use any polish on the knobs and did the best I could with a scourer and our vegetable cleaning paste. Also I didn't know how to clean the brass burners as we do now.
See how we do clean these now: Lacanche brass knob cleaning.
So we made some changes and now we clean the brass on the older Lacanches' with a metal polish and they come up very well.
Here is the old Lacanche range cleaning post from 2009:
The owner of these two was using them to make chilli chutney which they were putting into jars and selling through their chilli jam business. Usually Lacanche cookers are quite difficult to clean as they usually have stainless steel plates on the inside of the doors and the roofs of the ovens.
Also the older ones have brass control knobs, towel rails and warming draw knobs.
To get these the Lacanche range clean and sparkling means a lot of effort. Luckily these two Lacanches had enamel inside doors and oven roofs so making them a lot easier to clean and they came up sparkling.
As a bonus the owner showed me his chilii pepper bushes. They were in his conservatory and large greenhouse. He all sorts of chillis ranging from the mildest chillis to the hottest. He gave me a quick overview of the different types and how to grow them.
Apparently Chillis are difficult to propagate - you need a heater - and they grow into small bushes). He then gave me some of his chillis. So I have been adding them to several dishes at home and they have really added a kick to our meals.
Next year I'm going to be growing some chillis in my greenhouse alongside my tomatoes 🙂
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